Dementia: ‘What’s The Plan Action Man?’

Maureen has often posed the above question to me in the timewe have been together.  It’s her catch phrase for checking what fancy doing on any particular day.  She is one of the most  amenable people I have ever met, and generally goes along with my suggestions about how we should spend our day.

Action Man now has to consider how Action Woman is on the day.   She has never been one for getting up in the morning and jetting off on a late availability holiday.  Maureen likes to plan ahead, and work to lists so, nothing is forgotten when you arrive in the sun.  So if a holiday is booked planning and packing are done well in advance.

It’s a lovely sunny day here in Cleethorpes, so it looks unlikely that the weather will restrict our options.  It is more likely that energy levels will have to be taken into account, after our early morning start to the day. Staying local may be the best option; with a walk on the prom and the beach.  As Autumn arrives we need to make the best of what might be an Indian Summer, because it may not last long.

As always I will fly a couple of kites: two stand at the ready in the garage if the wind gets up. Metaphorically speaking; I will also continue to put another couple of ideas into the sea breeze. Swimming, and ballroom dancing, seem worth trying to get off the ground – so best float them up there.  I’ll keep you posted on progress…….

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About Remember Me

I am a retired adult educator. My wife had a stroke in February 2014 and now has mixed dementia. Her recovery from stroke has been exceptional apart from 50% loss of peripheral vision and vascular damage. 'Dharma For Dementia' is my approach to being Maureem's Care Partner: it aims to end the suffering of 'Prescribed Disengagement' (Swaffer) .
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